Representative Saylor has introduced HB 269, an Act prohibiting the expansion of Medicaid. This bill is currently in the House Committee on Health. This bill has 37 co-sponsors

HB 269 says, “Notwithstanding any other law, eligibility criteria for voluntary populations to receive medical assistance approved under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may not be expanded.”

Representative Saylor compared the promises of the federal government’s bribes of expanding Medicaid to previous bribes for special education in a press conference.Bribes from the federal government are costing Pennsylvania taxpayers an immense amount in property tax due to the special education requirements. The federal government had promised to fund 40% of special education but only lived up to fund 8%. In the video, Representative Saylor said, “The current cost, here in Pennsylvania is expected to rise to about 400 million dollars in the upcoming fiscal budget the governor will unveil tomorrow (02/05/2013). Well, it’s an important program. Most definitely. We all want to see those in great need to be taken care of. But, at some point, as you heard today, this program is truly outpacing the ability of Pennsylvania taxpayers to pay for it. One in every four, as you heard, Pennsylvanians under this program is being proposed to expand, would be enrolled under free health care pay, in this state. And the published reports the federal government had put that they will put in 100%. This goes back to promises. Promises made. Promises not kept by the federal government. This will in the end cost Pennsylvania taxpayers, well over a billion dollars a year. Starting off in the first year with a 200 million dollar increase.”

He later continued, “The problem is the hearts are blocked by the fat regulations and rules the federal government puts on the Pennsylvania government and all governments and states responding to it. They are getting close to causing Pennsylvania and many states to have a heart attack. At some point and time, we have got to understand that the federal government is not going to live up to their promises. And more importantly, they continue to pass more and more regulations and passing the buck onto the states to pay for programs they want to see done.”

States are more able to manage their own affairs than let the federal government use a “one size fits” all strategy. All programs that the federal government wants the states to implement is intended to be funded by the states no matter how pretty the bribe looks.

Legislative Action

There are 4 ways to nullify Obamacare. Step 1: Reject the Creation of State Exchanges. Step 2: Refuse the Medicaid Expansion. Step 3: Health Care Freedom Act/Amendment. Step 4: Federal Health Care Nullification Act.

Please check out the Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation page here to nullify Obamacare in your state.

Also, if you are Pennsylvania resident, join the Pennsylvania Facebook page here.

Action Items

If you are a Pennsylvania resident please contact the House Committee on Health here to stop the expansion of Medicaid.

Matthew E. Baker, District 68
Phone: (717) 772-5371

Democratic Chair:
Florindo J. Fabrizio, District 02
Phone: Phone: (717) 787-4358

Majority Secretary:
Justin J. Simmons, District 131
Phone: (717) 783-1673

Subcommittee Chair:
Gary Day, District 187
Phone: (717) 787-3017

Marcy Toepel, District 147
Phone: (717) 787-9501

Majority Members:
Becky Corbin, District 155
Phone: (717) 783-2520

Bryan Cutler, District 100
Phone: (717) 783-6424

Frank A. Farry, District 142
Phone: (717) 260-6140

Mauree Gingrich, District 101
Phone: (717) 783-1815

Glen R. Grell, District 87
Phone: (717) 783-2063

Marcia M. Hahn, District 138
Phone: (717) 783-8573

Rob W. Kauffman, District 89
Phone: (717) 705-2004

John A. Lawrence, District 13
Phone: (717) 260-6117

Scott A. Petri, District 178
Phone: (717) 787-9033

Jerry Stern, District 80
Phone: (717) 787-9020

Tarah Toohil, District 116
Phone: (717) 260-6136

Minority Secretary:
Mary Jo Daley, District 148
Phone: (717) 787-9475

Subcommittee Chair:
Vanessa Lowery Brown, District 190
Phone: (717) 783-3822

Subcommittee Chair:
John P. Sabatina Jr., District 174
Phone: (717) 772-4032

Minority Members:
Kevin J. Boyle, District 172
Phone: 717) 783-4944

James Clay Jr., District 179
Phone: (717) 787-1354

Pamela A. DeLissio, District 194
Phone: (717) 783-4945

Gerald J. Mullery, District 119
Phone: (717) 783-4893

Michael H. O’Brien, District 175
Phone: (717) 783-8098

Michael H. Schlossberg, District 132
Phone: (717) 705-1869

Kelli Sladick

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